Category Archives: Ophthalmology

Electronic Contact Lenses Can Now Integrate Micro-Battery to Power Them

Electronic contact lenses have been in development for over a decade by a number of labs around the world. Having electronics integrated into a contact lens may provide medical capabilities, such as measuring intraoccular pressure, analyzing tears for glucose levels, and aiding people with poor vision. While the science of making smart contact lenses has … Continue reading

Researchers 3D Print Prototype “Bionic Eye”

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a light receptive array, consisting of silver particles and semiconducting polymers, on a glass hemispherical surface. The printed material can convert light to electricity, and the researchers hope that it could one day, with more research, end up serving as a bionic eye. “Bionic eyes are usually … Continue reading

Contact Lenses to Correct Color Perception in Color Blind People

Color correcting glasses have now been available for a few years, Enchroma being the most competitive firm in this business. While they provide impressive results, wearing glasses is not for everyone and combining color correcting qualities into complex lenses is not always easy. Now researchers at Birmingham University in the UK have developed a color … Continue reading

Novel Transforming Glue Treats Emergency Battlefield Eye Injuries

According to statistics, war-related eye injuries have steadily increased from a fraction of a percent to as high as 10 to 15 percent in the past few decades. Many of these injuries lead to permanent vision loss due to a lack of nearby medical facilities or the proper tools to treat them. Researchers at the University … Continue reading

New Hydrogel a Good Candidate as Artificial Vitreous, to Help Fix Detached Retinas

The space between the lens of the eye and the retina is filled with a substance called vitreous, a highly transparent jelly-like material that helps us see clearly. With age, or due to injury, the vitreous may become depleted, requiring surgical replenishment to restore vision. Current interventions have severe limitations, so a team of international researchers … Continue reading